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video released by isis, this one may be the worst yet. a lot of it we will not show, it's loaded with horrible slaughter of isis victims that prove the need to stop them immediately. there's also a warning for the west. >> the release of the video coincides with the arrival of 50 american soldiers in the most dangerous part of iraq, the anbar province, this as pentagon officials try to confirm that air strikes hit the head of isis, abu al baghdadi. >> good morning, chris, the video quite disturbing, but i think it needs to be viewed as another isis propaganda tool. something they are very adept at. a compilation of videos from across the battlefield with their pretty typical messages of attacking the west. this also comes as you say, more u.s. advisers going into anbar province, west of baghdad, to try and set some things up for even more u.s. troops to go in.
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the move now by the u.s. is to get those troops in to work to help train the iraqis to get them back on the offense. chris? >> all right. barbara, thank you very much. there's also this dynamic that will be going on with iran. whether americans like it or not. let's bring in reza sayeh he's in tehran this morning, what do we know? >> when it comes to the nuclear talks with iran, no progress at this point. the two sides have done a very effective job of keeping the talks secret. but it's clear that they want a deal done and they're negotiating in earnest because of the long hours that they've spent in oman and through the negotiations. but the core demands when it comes to the u.s. and iran on the nuclear talks remain unresolved. when you look at the u.s., they're demanding iran to dismantle much of its nuclearing a facility, to get rid of the centrifuges and reduce the
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nuclear enrichment capacity. iran says we're doing it all legally, it's our right. and when it comes to iran, they want the u.s. to get rid of all of these economic sanctions that have crippled the economy for so long. like any good negotiation, like any good deal, you have to give something substantial to get something that hasn't happened yet. fascinating times, two weeks leading up to the november 24th deadline that's the final day where they can reach a deal. chris? >> all right. obviously those talks go hand in hand now with what's going on in the fight against isis, because iran obviously has a role there to play, too. the two negotiations, alisyn, are going to wind up being connected. >> let's bring in bobby ghosh and dinert. pete certificate a cnn political commentator, a contributing editor at atlantic media and a senior columnist at "haaretz."
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>> the 1500 advisers that president obama is sending to iran, peter, what will they be doing in. >> i think they're going to be training the iraqi army in preparation for an assault on the areas of sunni-dominated iraq that the iraqi army is going to try to take back this spring. ultimately leading to mosul. the big city north of baghdad which was taken last year. the big question, is the iraqi army, even with the preparation and american help, going to be able to fight effectively. it was stripped of its best officers, mostly sunnis in the bebaath time. and it's been ravaged by the sectarian conflict and lack of strong national identity. >> bobby, is there in reason for this to feel like mission creep, of more soldiers going back to iraq now? >> the numbers keep increasing. their role is being expanded. now they're going out into anbar province to do some site reconnaissance. yes, this does feel more like
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mission creep. one more point to add to peter's, an important role they'll be playing is psychological. they're there to give some spine to the iraqi military. but also to try and prevent the iraqi politicians from interfering in the senior appointments in the military. that was a big part of the problem. the previous government went in, took out the senior officers and replaced them with people who had no qualifications, beyond the fact that they were shia. the american presence doesn't completely prevent that, but they will know they're under observation. >> no deal has been struck in the iraq negotiations. it seems like it would be mutually beneficial. iran wants the sanctions lifted and the world doesn't want iran to have nuclear weapons. >> the sticking point is the number of centrifuges that iran wants to maintain. enough centrifuges that they
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would be able to ramp up their nuclear program quickly. and in both united states and iran you have strong opposition to a deal. you have strong opposition for iranian hard-liners and especially with the newly elected republican senate, you have strong opposition in congress to eliminating any sanctions. and that would be what the west would have to bring to the table, would be a lifting of sanctions. so right now it looks like a heavy lift on both sides. >> they've been working on this for years. bobby. it seems as though, it expires in a week. >> yeah, 24th of november is the deadline. deadlines can and have in the past been changed. but the political sort of thing, they're moving very fast now. the iranians have two big things to consider, one, the price of oil keeps coming down, which weakens their bargaining position, because their economy depends so heavily in oil. and other thing as peter said, you have soon in january you'll have a republican congress and the iranians know once that happens, that's also going to undermine the chances of a deal.
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so there's a lot of pressure on them to do a deal quickly. >> well here's something that didn't help a deal, a tweet sent out by iran's supreme leader. it says quote, this barbaric wolf-like and inftanticidal regime of israel which spares no crime, has no cure but to be annihilated. >> that doesn't sound like the tone of something that wants to get done. >> on the one hand you have the foreign minister, who has been trying to project an image of greater openness to the west. and yet you also have elements in the regime led by the supreme lead another are very hostile to any reapproachment to the west and see their ability to galvanize their support in the west. by being the most militantly western power in the middle east. the question is, can this regime in iran, does it want a deal? which would lead to a different
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kind of a relationship with the west. >> so last, bobby, what happens if there's no deal by november 24th? >> if there's no deal and you have a republican congress in january, that means the wheels will begin to grind much slower. the sanctions will remain, iran will continue to hurt and the prospects of the deal will fade the longer this goes on. the price of oil is something you watch very closely, if it goes down into the low 70 s, that's a game-changer potentially. there's some expectation that a deal with iran will open up the battlefield for cooperation between the u.s. and iran against isis. i would be skeptical, very skeptical about that. iran's objectives in syria and iraq, very different from ours. we may have mutual enemies, but this is one battle where your enemy's enemy, is not necessarily your friend. >> bobby and peter, thanks so much for helping us understand what's going on over there.
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>> we'll be speaking about all of this and much more with arizona senator john mccain. chris? >> a rash of stabbings has tension rising in israel. palestinian attackers allegedly stabbing an israeli woman to death at a west bank bus stop hours after an israeli soldier was stabbed and killed in tel aviv. let's go to senior international correspondent nic robertson in jerusalem. this is not seen as ordinary crime, right? >> it isn't. there's a concern this might be an escalation leading to a wider outbreak of violence. we're seeing increasing number of troops deployed to the west bank out of concern for this type of attack. they will be monitoring bus stops and the places we've seen these attacks taking place. the attack yesterday that killed a 24-year-old israeli woman, she was knocked down by a van driver who gets out of the vehicle and comes back and stabs her at the
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side of the road this increased security presence is designed to head off that sort of attack. but tensions are high across all communities here. the police report that in an arab village south of jerusalem, five cars in that arab village, they had their tires punctured and hebrew graffiti sprayed on them. so we're, there is a real concern among people on the streets here that where they stand at a bus stop or wait for a train, there's a potential for this sort of knife attack or drive-by type of attack. >> that's going to create anxiety enough, let alone the fears of escalation. nic robertson, thank you very much. the new york city clinic where joan rivers had what was supposed to be a routine throat procedure had quote serious mistakes that contributed to her death. this is in a report by a federal agency, rivers died a week after going into cardiac arrest at the
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yorkville endoscopic clinic. what exactly were those errors at the cline snik cnn's jean casarez has the details. >> a probe into the manhattan clinic where famed comedienne, joan rivers, was treated before her death reveals they made mistakes. a 22-page report issued by the centers for medicare and medicaid services found a list of disturbing issues during rivers' procedure, including a staff member snapping a photo of rivers while she was sedated, violating the faculty's policy in the use of personal cell phone in any patient area. the cms report quotes the staff member saying patient number one would like to see this in the recovery area. rivers' name is not mentioned in the cms report and cms would not confirm the person referred to only as patient number one. is rivers. however, the report matches the date, circumstances and age of the late comedienne.
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other disturbing details outlined by cms found the clinic failed to identify rivers' deteriorating vital signs. and failed to consistently document the dose of the sedative probofol, failed to get rivers' informed consent for each procedure performed and failed to insure she was cared for by only authorized physicians. yorkville endoskopy addressed the report in a statement that says in part -- in response to a statement of deficiencies yorkville immediately submitted and implemented a plan of correction. that addressed all issues raised. melissa rivers' lawyers addressed the findings, saying ms. rivers is outraged by the misconduct and mismanagement now shown to have occurred before, during and after the procedure. now her lawyers say melissa is working toward insuring that what happened to her mother
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doesn't occur with any other patient. >> and jean casarez is with us now for more follow-up on all this. it seems that these are egregious mistakes they made. >> this is shocking as you read it. of course yorkville endoscopy said they took action to change things, there's so much here. let's look at the facts. she went in for a procedure where you put a camera down the throat to look at the area between the throat and the upper intestine. that was performed by a doctor that is staff there. her own ent doctor was there. who according to this report said, after she was sedated, you know, let me start with another procedure. so she started with a naso larn goscopy. according to the report, she couldn't see well and so she stopped. so the staff doctor began with a scope to do that procedure. when it was finished her own ent again started the additional procedure. here's the thing -- it shows, it
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cites her veetal signs. her blood pressure was very normal before she was sedated. after she was sedated, it shows downward spiral. that had to be on a machine. >> they weren't monitoring the spiral, it sounds like. >> it will be up to experts to determine the conclusion it appears from this report as the vitals kept spiraling downward no one looked at the machine. because her ent doctor according to this report started the procedure again. a second time, when her vitals were critically low. >> the concern with lawsuit is obviously melissa rivers and the family bringing the suit is that the body was cremated and is gone. so there is not going to be an investigation into what really happened here. it's just impossible. >> didn't they do an autopsy? >> my understanding is they don't have what they need in cases like this ordinarily. and the message of don't have this happen, jean, people don't know how many clinics are
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popping up now. it's the new wave of health care. specialty clinics and oversight is a little fuzzy. >> it's so scary and so alarming. this was a mother, this was a human being. we all have mothers, this could happen plausibly to anybody. and according to this report, she didn't have to die. >> that is so tragic. and i mean to your point, yes, we're concerned about finding out what happened to joan rivers, we're also concerned about going in for our own procedures. >> let us not forget about the photograph, the staff doctor, the doctor with the scope took a picture of joan rivers' ent and joan rivers sedated. that doctor saying joan may like to see this after the procedure. so many things went wrong. thanks, jean, for explaining to us. let's go over to michaela, more news to talk b. we start this morning with an update for you. the united states is ebola-free. now that new york city doctor craig spencer is set to be released from bellevue hospital today. health officials say he's free
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of the disease and no longary threat to the public that means there are no known cases of ebola in america right now. president obama is meeting with chinese president xi jinping, one-on-one this morning in beijing on monday. the two nations reached a deal to extend the time visas would be valid for visitors from a year to a decade. the president also spent time with russian president vladimir putin. the pair crossed paths several times at the apec summit discussing iran, syria and the ongoing crisis in ukraine. the captain of the south korean ferry that capsized killing more than 300 this year has dodged the death been at. he was sentenced to 36 years in prison. he came under fire for leaping to safety while hundreds of passengers were stuck on the sinking boat. hundreds of those victims were high school students on their way to a class field trip. the verdict was met with by outrage by the families of the victims. prosecutors are saying they are going to appeal.
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well today is veterans day, giving us a chance to honor those who served our country. vice president biden will stand in for the president who as i mentioned is overseas. joe biden will lay a wreath, our vice president will lay a wreath during the annual veterans day observance at arlington national cemetery. ceremonies being held for the world war ii and vietnam memorials in washington and a free concert for valor at the national mall. cnn will cover that as we watch the tomb of the unknowns today. >> we'll be remembering everyone who served and celebrating them as well. an arctic blast, chris is battering the midwest. i'm sure you can feel it let's go over to indra petersons to tell us more about it. >> you may have seen the video. you're talking about over a foot of snow in places like minnesota, even out towards wisconsin. look at all this. so early in the season. many places seeing the amount of snowfall they typically see for the entire month of november in just one storm. so yes, snow still out there.
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but not going to be the story as the low is exiting out of the upper midwest. just keep in mind if you're in the east side, right here on the map, this is where you want to be. you're behind the warm front. temperatures are still warming for you today. good news if you're heading out to the malls in d.c. for the veterans concert, temperatures near 70 there for your high. now behind it, that's where the cold air is going to be dropping in and quickly. just look at the spread across the country. talking about 81 degrees out towards florida. and single digits, once you take a look out towards montana. look at the drop alone almost 40 degrees. even in places like oklahoma city, so far down to the south we're talking about these big drops that was yesterday, a and the fun continues today. denver, about 12 degrees. yesterday in the morning it was a good 62 degrees. the cold air spreads farther east. for places like new york city, going from the 60s to the 40's. i'm going to keep the sting going, this is round one.
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round two of cold air is coming in behind it. so when you think it's cold, how long will it last? for a while, how about that. >> thanks for nothing. >> you're welcome. >> distraction, you're married to a veteran, thanks to you and thanks to him. protests are erupting in mexico, outrage over the disappearance and possible murder of dozens of students. things are getting so out of hand that the airport in pullco had to be shut down. and we take you inside what the grand jurors may be considering in the ferguson situation. what are they going to look at? and what does a grand jury have to decide for there to be an indictment? a lot of people are confused. coming up, stay with us.
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the mexican resort city of acapulco erupting in violence monday. protesters enraged by the kidnapping and possible massacre of 43 college kids that just took over the airport, they shut it down for three hours. we're learning at the same time about why those students were
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abducted and who may be behind it. let's bring in ana maria salazar, she's a former pentagon and white house official. thank you very much for being with us this morning. which way do you see this situation going right now in terms of public outrage? what could be next? >> there's going to continue to be more protests. the families are clearly not satisfied with the investigation as you know, the bodies were burned, there's really not very much left. the mexican government stated yesterday that they have two pieces of bones that was sent to austria to see if they can identify dna of some of the 43 students that have disappeared. but the likelihood of protesters not only continuing in guerrero where this took place, but also in mexico city and other parts of the country. >> it seems to be warranted. in terms of information and how much has been put out there and action in this regard. ana, tell us why these kids were taken in the first place? ha do we know?
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>> well, what we know is there was a very, very corrupt mayor and his wife who pretty much ran part of an organization called guerrero sunillos, a drug trafficking organization and the wife was about to have an event where she was going to announce she was seeking to be elected as mayor. she wanted to replace her husband. a group of students from a nearby student college decided to protest -- there's some questions as to why they did this. but they were going to go, they stole some buses, went over to this area called iguala, and when the mayor found out, he ordered his police chief, go get those kids. the question is, did he mean go get them and kill them, or go get them and give them to the criminal organization i'm running. the police turned over these 43 students, that's what the evidence shows, to this criminal organization. they were taken to a garbage
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dump, some of them died on the way. they killed the other, those who were not killed at that point, dumped their bodies into this garbage dump, burned them for more than i don't know, ten hours, 12 hours. and there's really not very much left of these, of the bodies. now, the other horrific part of all of this, chris, is as they were searching for where these kids may be, they found other mass graves. they found 38 other bodies. that at least four of them have been identified. this is just a horror story. and i think the outrage and the protests that we're seeing is somewhat also linked to not only the disappearance and the likelihood that these kids have been murdered. but also you know, violence in mexico in general. there's this perception that it's out of hand. >> there's no question that life has become way too cheap in the drug wars in mexico. that won't be news. however, these were college kids
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protesting and so many of them to be caught up in this. and for it to just be kind of you know, just -- kind of ignored on the federal level of government there, how do you explain it? >> well, i don't think they're ignoring it. the problem is, when you have such outrage, you really have to let people protest. i think that's what's going on right now. if you watch how the government is handling, at local level and at federal level, i mean you can't send in the police and you can't send in the soldiers because the possibility of people getting killed just in the protest is very high. so i think what's going to be interesting is to how to figure out how there's going to be a closure to not only the fact that these kids have probably been murdered, that's what the evidence shows. but in general this outrage of you know, why is there so much violence? and it's linked to political corruption. the fact that nobody is prosecuted. the fact that nobody pays the
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price of being belonging to these criminal organizations. so it's going to be a huge, huge challenge for president enrique pena. >> he's in china, a big apec conference going on. a little surprising woe leave the country at this time. 74 people arrested. the question is what is the administration of justice? who goes to jail? what happens? we will stay on this, ana maria salazar with your help. thank you for doing the reporting and we look forward to following up on the story. for the families and for justice. >> thank you so much, chris. there's stunning new claims involving the death of joan rivers. deadly mistakes were allegedly made by a manhattan clinic. so we will show you what's in that new report. and imagine leaving your home to go to work. only to find your car and driveway gone when you come home? swallowed up by an enormous sinkhole. happening now in a florida neighborhood. we have got the incredible footage ahead.
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good to have you back with us here on "new day." 50 troops from the u.s. have arrived in iraq's anbar province, the first wave of up to 1500 american soldiers being deployed to the region to advise and assist in the war on isis. the white house says the soldiers will not be involved in
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a combat role. they are there to bowlster iraqi forces. ahead we'll speak with arizona senator john mccain in our next half hour. israel is vowing to crack down on violence after a rash of deadly attacks. the latest victim, an israeli woman who was stabbed to death at a west bank bus stop. near the scene of where three israeli teenagersy killed by palestinians in june. earlier on monday, an israeli soldier was stabbed and killed in tel aviv. here in new york, an historic shift with how the nypd deals with minor pot possession. starting monday, police will ticket rather than arrest anyone caught with less than 25 grams of marijuana. a first-time violator would face a $100 fine. we put the question to you, good idea? go to our facebook page or give as you tweet. the images are stunning, a woman walks out of her home to find her car sticking out of the
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ground. letter vehicle swallowed by a massive sinkhole. >> above ground, just a bumper and taillights. >> just a big thud. big thump. >> giant sinkhole swallowed this small car in roughly 15 minutes monday outside tampa. the residents rushing to evacuate. >> we had five minutes to move the golf cart. grab the dog and get out. >> the gaping hole ten feet wide, ten feet deep opening in front of this mobile home. the woman inside, shaken but not injured. >> she's fearful, she's all safe and stuff. she's all fine. >> this year alone, giant sinkholes have engulfed vehicle ace cross america. a sinkhole opened up under a corvette museum in kentucky in february and a car drove into one on a rural illinois road in july. but in florida, the sudden and possibly deadly sinkholes are all too common. from 2006-2010, the sunshine state averaged nearly 17
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sinkhole insurance claim as day according to a legislative panel in florida. last november, a giant sinkhole swallowed an entire home about 15 miles south of monday's nearly devoured driveway. to give awe sense of how fast the holes with develop, a cnn affiliate reported a hole that started out four by four feet wide by deep grew to ten by ten in 15 minutes. people had to evacuate. but thankfully nobody was seriously injured in the incident. >> it's still growing? >> you don't know again how much it's going to grow and spread. >> scary. >> very frightening. >> what do you do after? >> i don't know. >> call your insurance guy. >> thank you very much. >> a good business tip. that makes sense because -- it's cnn money time. chief business correspondent christine romans here. >> remember how worried we were in october?
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it could be another record high day on wall street today, u.s. stock futures pointing higher. the dow closed at a high 23rd record close this year. the s&p 500 also set a record for the record, dow up 6% this year. and the nasdaq is up 10%, that's great for your 401(k). president obama taking an aggressive stand for the free and open internet. he says the internet should be more heavily regulated and treated as an essential public utility. internet service providers must treat all traffic equally. a lot of businesses are saying thank you to veterans with a bunch of different free stuff. here's what's out there. vets can get a free hair cut at great clips, a meal at golden corral or hooters, a burger at showny's or red robin. pancakes at bob evans or i-hop. it's such a small price to pay for gosh the freedom that they
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helped secure for the united states, but it is something. >> make sure to go out and thank, whenever you see a service member around. >> the bob woodruff foundation did a stand-up for heroes, a veteran came out he was paralyzed and now is now wearing a new piece of equipment that allows him to move. he said people ask me all the time what can you do for a veteran, he said do something that shows you care about this country. don't worry about me, don't worry about us. it matters that we fought for something that matters to you. new details surrounding the death of joan rivers, a shocking new report that claims the deadly mistakes were made by her doctor and the clinic. so how did doctors fail to notice the comedienne's vital signs were dropping? plus we're waiting for word about the grand jury in the ferguson situation. the shooting of the teenager, m michael brown. what do they need to find in
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welcome back. federal investigators are slamming the new york city clinic that treated joan rivers. in a new report they say the clinic made several mistakes, including somehow not noticing that rivers' vital signs were slipping away. and the report confirms that a doctor took a cell phone picture of an unconscious rivers during it. which adds to the feeling of what was going on in the clinic. let's figure out what happened, what needed to happen, what should have happened? we have cnn medical analyst, dr. alexander van tulleken. these are simple procedures, they don't have to be done in a hospital any more. what's your take-away? >> it seems to me, as you say, these are very routine. pete get relaxed about them. when you don't follow the safety procedures, things can go wrong. they didn't do a proper time-out. where they go through every procedure. everyone in the room is meant to introduce themselves and say what they're doing and eye
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they're doing it we had one procedure looking at her voice box that was not consented for. whether or not she knew she was going to have it. we don't know. there was no written consent there was a number of errors here. >> let's go through the findings in this report they say went wrong. number one rivers did not consent to the naso laryngeal scopy. >> she may have known it was going to happen, she brought her doctor with her, no written consent. >> fail to check rivers' weight before sedation, that seems important. >> this drug is commonly used. used very widely so it may be that the athese thnes tanest th. >> this one worries me, did not document the dose of propofol that was being administered. >> if you had inspected any clinic in the city.
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would you find regular lapses, that are terrible. but this is strange. the dose of propofol that's recorded in the notes is 300 milligrams. at 9:30 is the arrest and the code and she gets transferred to the hospital. at 2:00 in the afternoon the anesthesiologist goes back and changes the record to oh, it wasn't 300 milligrams, it's 100 milligrams. after the arrest you change the notes hours later. >> and when she goes into arrest, it's interesting, the report points out that they don't believe the right thing was done when she went into cardiac arrest. >> we've got two different issues, one is the clinic procedures and the clinic has got a physician who is not credentialed to be in that room doing a procedure they don't have consent for. not doing a appropriate time-out check list. they're taking pictures, all of
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that look bad. but there are two specific things that look like really bad medical practice. one is the dose of anesthetic and not weighing her and the other was the code performed correctly. it looks from the report like her vital signs are deteriorating and things are not done rapidly enough. we don't know it may be that they're taking appropriate action and the documentation of that code is wrong. >> or maybe that they're taking photos. >> who knows at that point. because you've got two different records with two different times. >> the bottom line here is that a throat probe doesn't kill someone. so did she get too much propofol? what killed her? >> what's interesting. we don't know is the answer. if i had to guess, i would say, this is speculation on my part, if you're doing a throat probe looking at someone's voice box. you can put the voice box into spasm, your vocal chords close and it prevents all oxygen from going into your lungs. it doesn't look like the clinic
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used drugs to prevent that you can recognize that quickly. so a voice box probe can be irritating enough to the voice box that you could cause something like that. it could be the dose of propofol. remember miss rivers is an 81-year-old surgery, she had a lot of surgery. she said before on the television, she had a rith mias in the past. nevertheless, to me if feels very, very bad. >> now we hear that her family is doing a wrongful death litigation. she was cremated and buried. so the body is not going to be available to do any of the kinds of findings you would want to do to alisyn's question, to vet what killed you. she had a heart attack. why? >> so my understanding is there was there has been already a detailed autopsy and report has been done. so probably exhuming a body at this stage or looking at it would not be terribly helpful it
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may than we don't ever get to the bottom of that moment of laryngeal spasm. but i think this investigation is just the start. they're going to go through everyone. go through the machines in detail. i think we'll see much more emerging. so far it looks like a set of systemic failures for these walk-in centers where profit is prioritized even for someone like joan rivers. >> they're popping up all over the place. >> we have it seems like doctors not doing a great job in a situation that encourages them to make mistakes. >> dr. van tulleken, thank you so much for helping us understand this. to another situation this mornin morning, a grand jury as you know, is meeting in missouri right now and they are approaching a decision we're told in the michael brown death case. so what evidence are they looking at? what will matter most? and what do they have to find to say that there are grounds to indict? we'll tell you. plus this veterans day, that's massive overhaul of the department of veterans affairs, after a more t than a year of
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scandal, will the new plan work? we'll skt new va secretary, bob mcdonald.
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we are on grand jury watch in ferguson, missouri. and michael brown's family right now is actually in geneva, talking about the issues surrounding the shooting. his mom and dad flew to switzerland to present a report to the u.n. committee against torture. they say the shooting and police tactics towards protesters are violations of the u.n. anti-ton tur convention. that's what's going on with the brown familiarly. but the story centers in ferguson, who movement with all the leak details and everything we're hearing about the grand jury, this is their process. they're looking at all of the information. called evidence and the question is, what will they find? do you indict or not? not a simple process and it's being confused by a lot of people. we have hln analyst and criminal defense attorney, joey jackson. we've talked about this. when people are going back and forth about whether there should be an indictment, they seem to be applying the standard to a
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trial as opposed to what it is when you indict. explain the difference. >> so what happens is, different states vary in terms of what's necessary for the grand jury. let's talk about missouri. there's 12 members who are impanelled in that grand jury. now they don't have to be unanimous, unlike a trial jury of course. where you would need a unanimous decision on a verdict. there needs to be nine of those 12 members, chris, that voted indictment. that's one thing. as to the standard, in a trial, it's beyond a reasonable doubt. >> very high. >> very high standard. when you're talking about aindi talking about two things, probable cause to believe a crime was committed. and that darren wilson committed it. that's what they're looking at. and they're considering a number of charges, like murder, intent, second-degree murder. the first-degree murder would be intent. second-degree murder, the absence of intent. manslaughter, was there provocation, sudden passion or involuntary manslaughter. was it reckless?
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these are the things that the grand jury is determining at this time. >> they don't have to figure it out, though. that's the key. people get caught up, well, but it was this and he's got a good story. don't have to decide the questions of fact. they just have to decide that there are questions of fact that make them feel it rises to the level of probable cause, that this could have happened. >> excellent point, chris. in a grand jury you have a prosecutor who is essentially the, you know, running the show, okay? the judge, the jury and the executioner, so to speak. so ha happens is that the prosecutor presents all of the evidence. and the grand jury doesn't really know what happened. why? it's not cross-examination there. there's witnesses who are simply testifying, giving a version of events. as you can imagine, is consistent with most cases, there's inconsistencies. one witness says one thing. another witness says another thing. as to the facts, that's left for a trial jury, if it gets that far. they as you rightfully said know there are questions of fact and that's what goes to a jury. >> now let's get to the key
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moments here, okay? you have what happens in the car. and who was grabbing for the gun or not grabbing for the gun. why did the kid feel he to run away. that's going to be one set of analysis. then you get to the shots that killed the kid. and that gets to distance. distance is going to be the key? >> absolutely. as you rightfully mentioned there are separate moments in time. of course you have to analyze what happened at that car. was there a struggle? what precipitated that struggle? who was involved? was officer wilson getting out of the car? was the door slammed back on him. that's one set of analysis, apparently a shot or two was fired at that point. >> what reasonably might that have made the officer think about michael brown. that will be key, that's one. that comes down to distance. >> then it comes to the second point you mentioned, distance. that is, chris, at the time they had the encounter at the vehicle, what happened next, what happened at the critical moment, the shots were fired, the how far away was michael
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brown from darren wilson. and was in darren wilson in imminent fear for his life at the time he fired the fatal shots. >> three different medical examinations have been done of this kid's body. let's assume all of them are presented. the prosecutor can present whey wants. certainly if they're at trial this will become very confusing. they all seem to agree that most of the shots came facing. the question is under what circumstances. so if we're close, okay, because this is going to be the difference. if i'm this far away from you, you're the officer, i'm michael brown. now the shots are here, what is the scenario? how are they weighing it? how would it be presented? ? what happens, chris, is it comes down to whether or not the officer acted reasonably under the circumstances. was there a threat being posed? and was that threat being posed imminent? did he fear for his life? >> if i'm like this and you're firing at me -- >> there's no imminence, you're not posing a danger. the danger is that was there a turning or spinning of michael
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brown at the time, and what did that represent? were his hands up? michael brown's? were his hands down. >> this matters because you are much more fearful, what i can do even if i'm raising my hands here. >> sure. because now we're talking about the grab area. if i have a weapon, remember the initial struggle in a car. >> and you may have reasonably thought as the officer that i might have grabbed the weapon. >> because if it happened at a prior occasion, now perhaps the officer is fearful for his life. what's critical at the moment those shots were fired, was that officer acting reasonably and responsibly and believing that his life was really in danger? that's the crux of it. to your issue of distance, it matters. can you get to me? do i feel the threat? are your hands up? are you posing a threat? are you posing a danger? are you surrendering? that's critical, that's going into the grand jury's analysis as we speak. >> we know he was running away, he was running away from the car. the officer is exiting the car. if he's close here and turning,
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it's one set of analyses as you just set out. what if as many of the witnesses say, i'm 25 feet away, i'm here and something has happened, maybe i got shot from behind, maybe i'm hearing you or maybe i'm scared, maybe i'm angry and i turn. how does it change when i'm here. >> it change it is in a couple of ways. first of all the issue is going to be, am i now in imminent fear for my life? you have conflicting accounts. in the event that you're turning around, posing no danger, the shots are not justified. in the event you're turning around and you're attempting to run towards the officer as accounts have suggested and accounts have refuted, there's competing facts. but in the event you're coming at the officer, now the officer is in a heightened state of alertness and may have justification. if michael brown is not coming at him and simply turning and surrendering, changes the analysis completely. >> especially at distance. >> absolutely. >> closer you can say i was afraid, i saw hands. but that becomes less reasonable as the victim gets farther away.
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but still, does it matter? what's the best version we've heard for the officer. is the kid turned around, and started coming back at him and they start looking at the shots, the last one being at the top of his head. what does that do to the analysis for this to have been a reasonable? >> the first thing you mentioned is reasonableness. it comes down to whether darren wilson acted reasonably under the circumstances. there's a couple of ways you could explain a shot to the crown of the head. either a you're lunging and charging. now okay it would show that. it could also represent that he was going down or he was cowering down, having been shot. it depends upon how it's sorted out. to your point, the grand jury simply has to determine there are questions of fact. it's up to a jury to sort out what those factual questions are. >> that's the key. you know right now, watching joey at home, you're saying, think this happened, i think this happened. the grand jury doesn't have to
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get into any of that. all they have to do is say, if he was this far away and i think he might have been, i think there are questions as to whether or not this was right or wrong. that's it. >> absolutely. an at the trial, the prosecutor will spin the evidence one way, the defense spin it the other way. >> joey, thank you very much. this is one story we're going to stay on for you, a lot of news this morning, let's get right to it. another isis propaganda tool. >> this war cannot be won by air power. it's got to be won on the ground zhxt if they move, we're going to hit them. >> we will not let iran acquire a nuclear weapon. period. san bernardino sheriff's deputies announced they had chase merritt in custody. >> what were you asking? >> i wouldn't ask him anything. only one person came out of that room. >> good morning, everyone. welcome back to "new day." i'm alisyn camerota alongside
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chris cuomo. happy veterans day on this day when america honors its war heroes. isis has released a chilling video with a message for the west, as the first 50 u.s. soldiers set foot in one of the world's most dangerous places, the anbar province in iraq. >> representing the first wave of up to 1500 american troops being deployed to the region to quote advise and assist iraqi forces in the bloody struggle against isis. now this comes as the pentagon still can't confirm whether or not the commander of ice ice was wounded or even hit at this strike over the weekend. so let's see if we can get the latest information, let's go to the pentagon and talk to cnn's barbara starr. let's deal with the video, what do we know? >> the video perhaps needs to be seen as yet again another isis propaganda video. something they are so good at. a number of videos strung together in about a 20-minute narrative. talking about the fighting in kobani of course, showing a lot of violence. a lot of things we can't show you. they're way too graphic on the
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battlefield. really underscores that isis goes into this battle with its cameras. they film everything. they video everything and they put it up. they use it as a recruiting tool. they use it to try to intimidate. that's i think probably how it needs to be seen. but still, the u.s. as you say, chris, going on with its strategy. sending the first troops back into anbar province to help get ready for even more u.s. trainers to arrive there. >> and hopefully it also works as a symbol to people about why isis has to be removed as quickly as possible. there's great concern about the u.s. troops. they're going into anbar province. barbara, tell people about how much urgency there will be. that's a real war zone there. >> anbar is to the west of baghdad. it's the western approach to baghdad. all the way back nearly to the syria border. this is a sunni-dominated area. so it is where isis has really found a stronghold in alliance with many of the sunni tribes
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there. the u.s. troops have arrived at a place called al assad air base, an iraqi air base that has struggled to stay under iraqi control. 50 u.s. troops there do a site survey if you will to get ready for more u.s. trainers to go in. the goal here is to have a u.n. of u.s. troops in anbar province, very dangerous. not supposed to be in combat. but they will work as trainers to get those iraqi forces up and running so they can go on the offense. push isis back. extraordinary on this veterans day we are talking about this. anbar province. of course during the war there, is a place where so many u.s. troops lost their lives. >> couldn't be more dangerous place. barbara starr, thank you very much. this morning, president obama is in beijing for the apec summit. he's meeting china's president one-on-one. and he's also spent time with russian president vladimir putin. discussing we're told iran,
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syria and ukraine. the u.s., china and russia jockeying for economic power and influence at the summit. senior white house correspondent jim acosta is following all of this for us from beijing. >> it's breakfast where are you, in china, president obama and chinese president xi will be meeting over dinner for the next couple of hours in beijing. the two leaders have been cutting business deals on area where is they agree and talking through issues where they disagree. the big development of the day is the president came face to face three times today with russian president vladimir putin. they spoke to iran, syria and the crisis in ukraine. deputy national security adviser ben rhodes called russia's recent military moves in ukraine, a recipe for isolation. but he conceded the sanctions impose sod far have not changed putin's behavior. the president has one more day in china. the question is how far the president is willing to go in criticizing beijing over its record on human rights and hacking. so far the criticism has been
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more polite than pointed. as the president is raising u.s. concerns about cybersecurity. there's reports about chinese hackers breaching the u.s. postal service. reports if the chinese media that the chinese have been offended by the president's gum chewing here in beijing. the president was seeing chewing nicorette gum. the chinese may not be aware that the president shoes it so he doesn't have to smoke it. something we the reporters at the white house do see him doing it from time to time. >> it's a stress-reliever, we believe. thanks so much. let's get over to chris. >> gum-chew something the least of our concerns. let's talk more about everything that's going on with someone who knows. senator john mccain, republican who represents the state of arizona of course. also a veteran as we know and the author of "13 soldiers" a personal history of americans at war. first of all, thank you for joining us and thank you for your service, to you and your
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family. >> thank all our veterans. it's wonderful the way americans honor or veterans all over america today. it's really heartwarming and it means a lot to our veterans. now we need to fix our health care system. >> got to fix the veterans health care system and make sure we're not putting them in harm's way unnecessarily which takes us to the book. i have two copies, i want them signed, i will sell at least one on ebay. >> i'm sure the success or failure will depend on the next few minutes. >> no more pressure than i have right now, sir. when we look at the war situation, we're hearing about the new phase and we'll talk about what that means in terms of congressional approval. when you're looking at what's going on over there, is this going in a direction early on, in your opinion, that it needs to be? >> i don't think so. in fact, i know so. this sort of gradual increase and involvement that we're going through reminds me of another war a long time ago. in the veem nam.
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when we just gradually increased our involvement. the object of warfare is to defeat the enemy. and the the president said our goal is to degrade and defeat isis. i don't see right now a strategy that would achieve the goal that the president said. and so we need more trainers, we need more forward air controllers, we need more special forces and we have to understand that isis covers both syria and iraq. and have one war in one part of that caliphate that they've established and another kind of strategy in another one -- it just doesn't work. we see on the front page of the "new york times" this morning, the radical elements in egypt have now aligned themselves with isis. isis is winning. at least in the eyes of the young radicals all over the middle east. >> well look, there's no question that the solution extends far beyond the military, right? you need these regimes to be
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able to do what they need to do for their own people to suppress ideals of extremism. we need to deal with the political situation, the coalition, what's going on in iraq. but this is the military phase and it's clear what's going on on the ground sin adequate in terms of overtaking the enemy. now we have these u.s. troops, being put, you know anbar province very well. it's one of the last places you want to be on earth. what's your concern about what the u.s. involvement will ultimately be? >> i think if we develop a strategy aimed at achieving that goal and that may mean additional american troops, not the 82nd airborne, but trainers and forward air controllers and other kinds of capabilities that can turn this tide, there's a number of other things. for example, let's give military assistance direct to the kurds, rather than have it go through baghdad, which is obviously not good. let's insist that the iraqi government, this new government
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really be responsive to the people. be a legitimate government that the iraqi people, all of them, kurds, shiite and sunni, can support. so there's a political element. but most of all, let's develop a strategy. what is needed in order to defeat these people militarily along with the rest of the other aspects of victory? frankly, we see announcement after announcement, including the fact that the president for a long time was the first thing woe say, we won't do. >> have you criticized that roundly, you don't say what you're not going to do, you say what you're going to do. >> he said we're going to do bombing and we waited a week. we waited a week. now many of the shots you saw on cnn of buildings being hit. those buildings were empty. we warned them ahead of time. they're like docockroaches when the light goes on. they go into the population. >> one more thing i want to address on that situation.
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one of the things the president did do is reach out to iran through its holy leader. you're well outspoken in your feelings about iran and that they are not our friend. and even though they may be the enemy of the enemy right now, they're still not our friend. but you know they're fighting against isis already. you know that iran's influence on iraq is undeniable. do you hurt the goal by exploiting them? >> i think it's immoral to help 5,000 young syrians, that we're going to train them into saudi arabia and send them back to syria to to fight and their enemy is bashar al assad and isis, and we're going to allow bashar al assad to barrel bomb them. why not give them a no-fly zone if you're really serious? is it really moral to say we're going to send you back in, but we're not going do protect you? and now when isis is, when the united states strikes isis, bashar al assad increases his attacks on the free syrian army.
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which is being decimated. that's not moral. you can't do that to people. the iranians support hamas, the iranians are the ones that sent in the hezbollah. they're the ones that have sent in arms and equipment. and the iranian revolutionary guard. they're the ones who are destabilize yemen. the iranians have ambitions which cannot coincide with ours. it's, it's an alliance that just won't work, chris. it won't work. >> understood. but we're going to have to find some different solutions, that's why we'll keep the conversations going. veterans day, the timing very appropriate for "13 soldiers" it refers to 13 different conflicts, you thought these were instructive. a lot of time in who you chose to talk about and why. not all amazing acts of valor in here, what do you want people to get from the book.
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senator. you are not in here. you may have written it, but you're not one of the 13. >> i'm not in the category, it doesn't take a lot of talent to get shot down. i have, mark salter and i who are close friends for many years and worked together, picked out 13 individuals, some of them that are scoundrels, a couple of brave american women. a couple of african-americans that fought and frankly were not rewarded by their country when they should have been for their service so that each individual, oliver wendell holmes, a brahmin who fought in the civil war, forever changed. we tried to put the context of the war and find one individual who epitomized that conflict in many aspects. and i think we were able to put a personal stamp on many of these conflicts. and hopefully we can appreciate the fact that ordinary americans, from our first young men joined at age 15 in the
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revolutionary army, literally almo almost starved to death and we had a woman medic who ran right into the fight after an ied. i hope putting to rest this issue of whether women can serve in combat or not. so we tried to describe these people in a way that helped them in the context of the conflict. but also appreciate what really, only in america could you find 13 team like that. >> i had my life basically saved in combat. so you don't have do sell me on that proposition. very interesting profiles of people in here that do wind up representing what it takes to fight in different situations over time. mark salter, his dad is in here. my one problem with the book -- no john mccain reference after so much honorable duty. senator john mccain, always a pleasure to get your perspective on "new day," appreciate it michaela, over to you. let's give awe look at your headlines right now.
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there is not a single known case of ebola in the united states this morning. new york city doctor craig spencer being discharged from hospital today. health officials say he's infection-free, no longer a threat to public safety. dr. spencer contracted the virus while treating victims in guinea. concerns of another major palestinian uprising are growing, following a rash of deadly attacks against israelis. the latest victim, a woman stabbed to death at a west bank bus stop monday. the scene of that attack is near where three israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed by palestinians in june. earlier monday, an israeli soldier was stabbed and killed in tel aviv. violent crime nationwide has hit a 36-year low. that's according to statistics just released by the fbi. violent crime plunged 4.4% in 2013. putting it at the lowest level since 1978. there were an estimated 1.5,
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1.15 million violent crimes committed last year, compared with 1.2 million the year before. one possible reason, increased use of security cameras and cell phones capturing such incidents. the big chel is about to send temperatures plunging across the east coast. the same system dumped a foot of snow in the midwest and rockies. they're used to snow in places like minnesota, wisconsin, south dakota, not this much and not this soon. look at your calendars, winter is still more than a month away. so maybe i'm thinking we're getting this cold weather and winter out of the way now, we'll have a mild winter? >> i'm sure that's the truth. >> that's how it works scientifically. no question. >> optimism, please. thanks so much, michaela. the new veterans affairs chief sun veiling plans for a sweeping overhaul of the scandal-ridden agency. will his plan make the va more responsive to the needs of our vets? va secretary robert mcdonald
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will join us next. and immigration, ebola, the next attorney general -- battle lines are being drawn all over our nation's capital right now. we're going to bring in john king to explain the state of play on "inside politics." no longer in uniform,. but still serving... on the job and in our communities... whose dedication and commitment to excellence continues... in every mission, whatever it may be... affecting our lives every day... for your continued service, we salute you. this message of appreciation to our nations' veterans is brought to you by paralyzed veterans of america and unitedhealth group.
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today we honor veterans as officials try to turn around the agency that's supposed to care for visit when they return it from the battlefield. the va was rocked from a skand
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that will exposed lock weight times for health care. the new head of the va says he's shaking up the department and demanding accountability. joining us now is the secretary for veterans affairs, robert mcdonald. it seems particularly relevant to be speaking to you today on this veterans day. about how you plan to radically improve the health care of our returning veterans so where do you begin? >> well we're already making progress. in the last four months we've had a million more plus veterans get appointments in our system. we've had, we've reached out to 300,000-plus of our veterans to get them into our system. we've driven down disability claims by 60%. driven down homelessness by 33%. this reorganization is really meant to set the long-term course for the department. it's the biggest reorganization our history. and it's going to be focused on
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focusing on the veteran. being veteran-centric. we're going to stand up a customer service organization to help navigate veterans through our department while simplifying the department. >> that will be music to the ears of any veteran. but of course we're talking about accountability. for all the problems that went wrong with the va. on "60 minutes" this weekend, you said that you had a list of 35 senior leaders that you wanted to fire immediately. has that process begun? >> yes, it has. in fact we've worked very hard, listen, we can't change this department, unless we change the culture. and primary to changing the culture is holding people accountable, when they violate our values. our values are represented in the acronym, "i care." i stands for integrity. if somebody has violated our integrity, we going to seek their dismissal and separation. as you pointed out, we've got a
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list of about 40 names, 40-plus names that we report to congress. each week. we've got another list over 5,000 names of people who are seeking disciplinary action either against or have done over the last year. over the last year, about over 5,000. >> okay. let me read to you what congressman jeff miller has said about your plan. he by the way is the chairman of the house committee on veterans affairs. he says i'm disappointed. that instead of fully embracing the new firing authorities, congress and president obama gave the va, the department has shied away from them. and even added more bureaucratic red tape such as additional appeals and interminable stints on paid leave. have you actually fired any of those 40 people? >> of course we have. does that statement make sense to you? very simply, the new law that chairman miller is talking about, the only change it
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creates is to shorten the appeal time by half. so we're following the law. we're holding people accountable alps aggressively as possible. and if members of congress would like to us do something different, they need to write a new law. because we are following the law. >> so congressman miller is wrong when he says that instead of people being fired, they're actually just on interminable paid leave? >> we're following the law. and we are taking disciplinary action against people there are people on leave right now. the way the system works, for senior executive service employees of government, is you have to propose a disciplinary action. this is the law. and while we're proposing the disciplinary action and before the adjudicating judge makes a decision, we put the people on administrative leave. because we don't want any harm created to our veterans. so administrative leave is the
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first step while the process goes on. we file the disciplinary procedure. and then the judge decides. the most important thing to us in this process, alisyn is we've got to make sure these things stick on appeal. because undoubtedly many of them are going to be appealed. we've got to follow the law, rigorously and that's what we're doing. >> that makes sense, thank you so much for explaining all of those distinctions to us. very quickly, mr. mcdonald, what do you have to say to veterans who are returning from the battlefield, about how you will insure that they'll get the health care they need? >> well listen, alisyn, i'm a veteran. i went to west point, i served in the 82nd airborne division. over 30% of the people in the veterans affairs department are veterans. we care about each other. if you ask veterans who they care most about, it's other veterans. we served together, our lives depended upon each other. that's why i took this job, there's no higher calling than caring for the veterans of our
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country so what i'm telling our veterans is we're going to improve the system. we're going to make sure every veteran gets their needs met. we're going to represent the taxpayer. we're going to follow the law in distributing disability payments. and we're going to make sure we're good stewards of the taxpayers' money. >> mr. mcdonald, thanks so much for joining us, best of luck to you in your new endeavor. >> thank you, alisyn. so ted cruz has been a thorn in the side of the president. but now it may be fellow republicans feeling the prick of the thorn from the far right. john king will explain the politics going on on "inside politics." and then this story for you -- the idea of losing your family to a killer, is too hard for most of to us even imagine. well patrick mcstay has had to live that horror. in a cnn exclusive, he tells us the person to blame may not have been a stranger. the unbelievable twist ahead. (receptionist) gunderman group.
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almost half past the hour, a look at your headlines, the first wave of u.s. troops has arrived in iraq's anbar province, adding to the 100 already in that country. the white house says the 50 soldiers are there in a noncombat role to assist and advise iraqi forces in the fight against isis. the pentagon is trying to confirm whether a weekend air strike killed or wounded the head of isis, abu al baghdadi. understanding details in the report on the death of joan rivers, reports said a new york
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city clinic failed to notice her vital signs deteriorating during the surgery. and the director of yorkville endoscopy took cell phone pictures while the comedienne was sedated. a surprising revelation by the mormon church. it admits that founder joseph smith had 40 wives, including some that were already married. one as young as 14. the church had previously taken great pains to describe that smith was married to one woman. the church founded in 1830, disavowed multiple marriages in 1890, under pressure from the u.s. government which imprisoned polygamists and seized their assets. we've been watching this lava from hawaii's kill kilauea volcano has claim one house. residents had evacuated and cleared out their belongings. the lava has been inching towards the town since june.
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according to the. is usgs, there are no other homes within active danger. it's startling to watch it progress, getting closer and closer. >> one of the guys supervising the safety said there's only one thing that will put out lava -- time. so they just have to live with it. >> just get out of the way. let's get to "inside politics" on "new day" with mr. john king, how are you this morning? >> chris, alisyn, michaela. good morning, we'll get into the debate about what to debate with me to share reporting, molly ball of the atlantic, ed o'keefe from the "washington post." the democrats will control the senate, do you do big business or do you just dot little things you need to do to keep the government running and defer everything to the next congress when the republicans will control both chambers, the bigger majority in the house. what's the big question about
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how much to put on the table? >> that is really the only thing they've got to discuss wednesday, thursday, democrats do. you could do five, six, seven different things over the course of three or four weeks or you could just do maybe two or three of them. i think the biggest unresolved question is do you take up the lore entta lynch nomination andt her confirmed while democrats still have the senate or do you begin the process, allow her to make the rounds and formalize it under the republican senate. there have been statements made by mitch mcconnell, ted cruz, mike lee and others about you know, issues not necessarily related to her qualifications, but to what she would say or think about for example the president taking executive action on certain things. if that becomes a proxy fight, the nomination for that certainly democrats want to get it done now while they still control the chamber. >> but if you're mitch mcconnell, isn't there an opportunity to get a few things done with harry reid in charge
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that you would prefer not be on your watch? i don't know if the lynch nomination is one of those, but you'd like to keep the government open and pass something and put it aside for as long as you can. so that the republicans aren't involved in another conversation about are we going to shut down the government? >> the republicans are involved in that conversation no matter what. there are things that have to get done before the end of the year. the funding for the government runs out and there are some things that the democrats can do by themselves such as some nominations. but beyond that you know you already hear a lot of conservatives sort of firing a shot across mcconnell's bow saying don't let the democrats go sort of run roughshod over you while they still have control. think it will send a big signal what happens in the lame duck session about how mcconnell plans to position his new majority and how harry reid and the president plan to play things. both sides showing how much confrontation they have an appetite for versus how much they actually want to get along. >> we'll see how some people decide to use the post election
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environment to help their profile. you mention the ted cruz, he's been very active. he wants to ask those questions. he's on the judiciary committee. wants to ask the nominee for attorney generalor loretta lynch, how much power does the president have. not so much about her, but about the president. he tweeted out yesterday when the president said we should have net neutrality. net neutrality is obama care for the internet. the internet should not operate at the speed of government. ted cruz has decided this is his path to prominence among conservatives, to be not so much in the president's face, but maybe in his own leader, mitch mcconnell's face. >> this is not new for ted cruz. it's always been his role. he's signaling that that's not going to change. at the time cruz is positioning himself for a possible run for president. if he does that, that is his angle. for the presidency is to say to conservatives, i'm the loudest, most aggressive fighter for the conservative cause. i don't compromise, i don't back down.
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i'm putting these issues on the agenda and making sure that the leadership can't just sort of -- put them under a blanket and they go away and you don't know what happened to them. that's going to be his role. >> does he believe that being a loud senator is the best path to the presidency? i don't say that with disrespect. you can become a creature of washington. >> it's the best way to raise a lot of money and keep your name out there. what we're starting to see is the problems that john boehner has had in recent years with the bloc of really hard-core conservative house republicans is embodied in one person in the senate. the question is how many others will join him. mike lee cosigned that statement regarding loretta lynch and her position on executive action. you've got a bunch of new more conservative senators coming. what will the size of the sort of ultraconservative bloc be in the senate that causes problems for mitch mcconnell like john boehner has seen in recent years. you talk to house republicans who snicker and say mitch mcconnell is going to start having the problems we've been having, we're not going to have
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those inter-party fights, but mccome and cruz will. >> the people starting to throw the lame duck term around. is he relevant with congress controlled by republicans. the president needs ebola funding, funding for iraq and authorization of military forces there. his attorney general nominee, va reform. what are we going to learn about the president before the end of the year that will give us hints about what we're going to see next year? >> we're going to learn how much he plans to come to the table. a lot of republicans were plaining after election results that he didn't seem to get it he said he heard the electorate. but he didn't seem to be listening in the way he seemed to be promising to march on with the things he wanted to do before. the republicans feel the president need to look at the verdict delivered by the elections and instead of expecting republicans to come to the table. needs to come to the table and do some of the things that republicans want to do. there's a narrow set of things pretty small-bore things that but most people probably don't care that much about.
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like free trade that both parties do want to get done. but even those little things i think will be symbolically important in sick signaling whether the two sides can agree on or if they'll be angling for political advantage over further confrontation. >> there's been talk in washington about the dysfunction in the relationship between president obama and the israeli prime minister benjamin netenyahu. listen to vice president biden. he talks about i've had difference with bebe, but he's my pal. >> i signed a picture for bebe, a long time ago. i have a bad habit, no one ever doubts i mean what i say. sometimes i say all that i mean, though. and i signed a picture a long time for bebe, he's been a friend for over 30 years. it said bebe, i don't agree with a damn thing you say, but i love you. we really are good friends.
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>> if you have a signed picture from joe biden. you're all set. this is designed to make mends, there a senior white house official told a reporter that bsh basically called the prime minister a four-letter word and that caused a bit of a stir right before the elections and you know, he's trying to make amends, as he's been known to do. >> in his unique way. >> in his biden-esque way. on this veterans day, one son of a veteran is giving a big tribute to his dad. that would be president george w. bush, releasing a book about george h.w. bush. this is one excerpt, about the florida recall. that ended the election in 2000. shortly before the moment that so moved dad, vice president gore had delivered a gracious speech conceding the election. that prompted an unexpected phone call. george h.w. bush called al gore
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to congratulate him on his strong campaign and his courageous speech. the former vice president calling the current vice president at the time to say sorry you lost, my son won. it reminds me of george h.w. bush as our last gentleman president. >> it's a fascinating read. no matter what you make of bush and bush, the fact that one president can write about the other and also be about his father. it will be an incredible moment in presidential history. >> alisyn, think it's a great book. every time i talk to w. about his relationship with his fare, he gets teared up at the end. i know i'm taking a couple of extra seconds, but molly's brother is serving in turkey overseas so we give a shout-out to him and all the other veterans on this day. >> our thoughts are with all of the veterans serving and those who have returned as well. thanks so much. john. we want to tell but the big break in a gruesome murder
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victory. patrick mcstay finally learns about who may have killed his family. we spoke with mcstay and the accused killer. that's next. and america is now ebola-free. a last patient who contracted the disease is being released from a new york hospital. we'll give awe live update on that.
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imagine this, he's been waiting five terribly long years to find 0-who murdered his son and his young family. now patrick mcstay can't believe who cops say did it our randy kay spoke exclusively with the heart headline broken father and sat down with the suspected killer long before he was arrested. chilling details, take a look. >> he knew if something happened -- >> we met patrick mcstay near his home in houston days after learning an arrest in his son's murder. this as his first television interview, since san bernardino
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sheriffs deputies announced they had chase merritt in custody. >> did you get a sense of relief when you heard that name? >> a lot of people will say it's like lifting a ton off your shoulders. i said no, it was more to me like a boulder falling on me. >> that's because patrick's son considered chase merritt a friend. joseph mcstay sold custom waterfalls and merritt was one of his welders. >> do you think that chase merritt is capable of something like this? >> after all i've seen, through the years, and the information we found, i still can't say yes. but i can definitely say i wonder. >> patrick mcstay has been waiting nearly five years to find out who killed his family. it was february 4th, 2010, when joseph mcstai, his wife, summer, and their two beautiful young boys, joseph and ji anni disappeared. their remains were found a year ago. buried in two shallow graves in
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the mojave desert, investigators say they deciied from bluth for trauma in our exclusive with merritt earlier this year. he shared that the grave site is 20 miles from his home. >> would you ever have expected this is how it would end in the desert like that in. >> in the desert, i had no clue. >> we played some of our two-hour interview with merritt for patrick mcstay. >> i hear him telling you and describing the area perfectly. and telling you he knows that area. really well. >> on that final day, merritt told us he had met joseph mcstay for whey described as a business lunch. and that they talked by phone a dozen times later that date. >> you were the last person he saw. >> i'm definitely the last person he saw. >> that night in 2010, at 8:28 p.m., merritt says his phone rang, that it was joseph calling from his cell phone. but merritt didn't answer, he says, because he was too tired. a statement now raising eyebrows
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among those who have followed the case closely. >> the rest of joey's existence was phone calls, text messages. if i want to make you look like you're alive, i'm going to take your phone, text, call myself. >> during the interview merritt revealed he had taken a lie detector test soon after the mcstays disappeared. he said he never got the results from authorities. >> did detectives asked you if you killed joseph mcstay and his family? >> i don't recall. them asking me that. >> nothing then direct? >> not directly? >> no. i don't call them being that direct. >> if chase merritt did kill the mcstay family, patrick mcstay suspects it had to to do with money. joseph had landed a waterfall deal worth $9 million. so merritt stood to make a lot of cash. but patrick told him his son had said that merritt's work had gotten sloppy and joseph was in
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the market for another welder. joseph said he last spoke with patrick earlier this year when the two were writing books about the case. looking back, he said he thinks merritt was digging to find out what patrick knew about the murders. patrick hasn't seen or spoken to him since. >> what would you ask him? >> i wouldn't ask him anything, there would only be one person come out of that room. >> my goodness. randy kay joins us now. i've been following the story with you. you had an exclusive opportunity to sit down with merritt. incredible access to him. >> two hours we spent with him. >> did you get a sense that he could have done this? and done it alone to get rid of a family of four? >> when we sat with him, he was very warm. he talked to our crew. >> you spent a long time with you. >> one thing he didn't show was any emotion. could he have done it alone against a family of four? it doesn't make sense. because he would, if they were killed at the house like the authorities are saying, then he
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would have had to have gone, so here's the house, he would have had to have been driven 100 miles north to bury them in the mojave desert and 250 miles south to drop their car at the border of mexico where it was found and somehow had to get back up north because he had to be in place 250 miles north to get the cell phone call that pinged off his phone that he says he got from joseph mcstay that night. >> and the family had a chance to look at this surveillance video from the border. they thought it could have been the family walking the two young children across the border. >> the san diego authorities looking at this in the beginning, before san bernardino took over, they found this video, it's a surveillance video of this family of four, it looked like them. some members of the family said yeah, it might have been them. what's so interesting is i asked chase merritt about it and he told me that he told san diego he didn't think it was them. he had an opportunity there if he was involved in this to get them off his trail. and send them in the direction
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of mexico, but he said joseph had a very distinct walk, he walked like a duck and he told authorities, i don't think it's them. >> getting them off their trail, yet, he sat, i keep coming back to this, he brazenly volunteered to sit down and talk to you and a polygraph. >> i asked him, i assume you passed because you're sitting with me, he took a polygraph soon after the family disappeared. and he said i never got the results, he said he was the last person. he says it very definitively, he was the last person to see joseph mcstay. >> what was your sense of him when you sat with him. >> he struck me as not exactly forthcoming, but now you look hindsight is 20/20, you look at the video in a whole different way. all new eyes. >> hopefully a measure of closure for this family that's been going through a five-year wondering where their family is you can watch buried secrets.
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can you see suspect's, chase merritt's only on-camera interview with randy kay tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern. here's good new york city doctor craig spencer fully recovered. right now there are no more ebola cases in the u.s. the question is, how do we keep it that way? the controversy ahead. in this accident... because there was no accident. volvo's most advanced accident avoidance systems ever. the future of safety, from the company that has always brought you the future of safety. give the gift of volvo this season and we'll give you your first month's payment on us.
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america is an ebola-free nation this morning. hooray! officials say new york city dr. craig spencer fully recovered from the virus so he will be
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discharged from the hospital today. that means there are no more known cases of the deadly virus here in the u.s. i'm repeating it, ba us a lot of people have a lot of speculation about this. the real question is, how do we keep it that way? deborah feyerick is standing outside bellevue hospital where dr. spencer was, with the latest. hey, deb. >> reporter: hey there, chris. 33-year-old dr. craig spencer is expected to be released today. he's going to mach a very brief statement. he says he's not going to take any questions and plans to do no interviews but he has been treated. he was admitted here on october 23rd, kept in isolation ward, given a lot of liquids, a lot of electric lites and also received a transfusion from another ebola survivor, nancy writebol, that was during the course of his treatment here at the hospital. he was widely criticized, chris, as you remember, because instead of staying at home when he returned from guinea, having worked with doctors without borders, he went out. he went bowling, he went to dinner, he was on the subway, he
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was also, took a taxi and a lot of people thought that wasn't the responsible thing to do, even though the doctor had been self-monitoring, he had been taking his temperature twice daily and it was when his temperature went up to 103 degrees that he actually called doctors without borders and they arranged to have him brought here, bellevue being one of those facilities that is very ready and equipped to handle anyone with symptoms and chris, you say you're right, there's no ebola patient here in the united states. keep in mind there's still 350 people as of a week ago who are being actively monitored and the majority of them had been overseas and traveled in these high-risk areas, but right now, eight of the nine people who were treated in hospitals in the united states in fact have survived. chris? >> all right, deb, who to monitor and how to do it still something that different states have to figure out. thanks for the reporting this morning. just as dozens of u.s. soldiers arife in rye ac's anbar province, isis has issued a new,
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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com isis release ace new video promising the fight against them only makes them stronger, this as u.s. troops enter iraq's anbar province to help iraqi forces beat the terrorists. new violence israel on edge after deadly knife attacks claim the lives of a soldier and a woman waiting for a bus. also tense clashes at some of the regions police sites. we have a live report on the growing tension. growing controversy, a new city rule in ft. lauderdale makes it illegal to feed the homeless in outdoor public spaces. now a 90-year-old man faces jail time for ignoring the ban. should it be a crime to feed the homeless? we'll speak with the city's mayor. >> your "new day" continues right now. >> announcer: this is "new day"
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with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> beautiful shot of freedom tower here on this day of veterans day. we thank all the veterans and their families for serving our country. it is november 11th today, and it is 8:00 in the east. i'm chris cuomo with alisyn camerota here. thanks for joining us on "new day," and again, we want to show you this video, this is coming in from isis, it's a new warning, a disgusting video, we're not going to show you the parts that they would like us to, however, the message is clear. also, dozens of u.s. soldiers arife in iraq's an bar province. the mission there is not to fight the terrorists but to help the iraqis do that job. >> up to 1,500 more non-combat american troops could be arriving soon on top of the 1,400 that are already in iraq. the deployment comes as the pentagon tries to confirm whether isis chief al baghdadi was killed or even wounded by an air strike this weekend.
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>> let's get the late-breaking developments from pentagon correspondent barbara starr and go to cnn's reza sayah in tehran. barbara, to you. >> that video perhaps needs to be seen as yet another isis prop began ta individual i don't with the message they want to put out, they will have inevitable victory against the coalition, that's what sources are telling me, this is isis' message, they will be victorious. the coalition, of course, begs to differ. much of it very violent, very graphic, showing us that isis takes its cameras right out into the battlefield to show their version of what is going on. it does come as those u.s. troops, of course, are arriving in anbar province. the coalition really building up the effort now to get the iraqis, the iraqi forces back in the fight. chris? >> very important to note the u.s. troops are not supposed to be fighting, but what will they be doing? >> i think that's really important. the distinct point you're making. the troops are not on the ground
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in a combat role, but they certainly could face a combat situation. they are in anbar province. this is the beginning of this training mission, if you will. these 50 troops went to al assad airbase in an bar province, sunni stronghold, isis stronghold, very violent, very tough fighting. they are setting up the way for more u.s. trainers, military personnel to come into al assad airbase, the goal, to get the iraqis back on the offense but make no mistake, even this training it will take a long time, it will be tough going according to u.s. officials. they make no mistake about it, and a good chunk of those troops that will go to an bar province will be there for what the military calls force protection, protecting the other u.s. troops that are there. chris? >> barbara, thank you very much. obviously the key to this coalition effort is having other countries come in to help. the question is, should one of those countries be iran.
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the president reaches out to the religious leader there. we bring in reza sayah rilive i tehran. what do we understand this morning, reza? >> reporter: chris, iran is obe voo'sly watching closely u.s. military strategy in iraq, but recently they've been driving home their own very bold message and that message is that we are doing more than anyone else in helping iraq fight these so-called islamic state, and in recent days iranian state media has hyped up their efforts in iraq and hyped up a senior military leader, the heads of the quds force is getting credit in pushing back the islamic state late last month when iraqi forces pushed back and defeated the islamic state and villages surrounding baghdad and other towns. we haven't independently confirmed claims. iran maintains they don't have
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boots on the ground, they're only advising military officials in iraq but it really signals iran's growing influence in iraq, chris, and it also is an indication of what the u.s. can gain if it improves relations with iran and if these two sides work together. so far, they've given one another the cold shoulder. maybe that changes if there's a nuclear agreement two weeks from now. >> reza, good to get the word from tehran. what happens next? we'll see about that but the problem certainly needs better solutions. alisyn? >> we turn to our cnn military analyst, retired lieutenant colonel rick francona. good morning, colonel, nice to see you. >> good morning, alisyn. >> what do you make of the 1,500 more troops headed to iraq? >> i think it's a realization that the iraqi army is in probably worse shape than we thought and give the administration credit that they recognized that there's a continuing problem and that more people were needed and he's
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deployed the troops to do that. moving them out to an bar province is a good idea because an bore can be a bellweather of what's happening in iraq. it's a place where the iraqis need to go back on the offensive. that might portend well for the rest of the country. >> we've talked about histori l historically how dangerous anbar province has been. what is the status of this today? >> you've got, isis is trying to take the euphrates valley. they're going after hait and al assad airbase it's a good place to start from but also dangerous. they're also look at the haditha dam. it's also a good place for it shows what the sunnis can do against isis where there's two tribes out there, al bunimir and the dulamis and we'll work with
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them to hopefulry recreate 2006 and 2007 with the anbar awakening. we're looking at the beginning of putting the iraqis back on the offensive to go after isis. i'm cautiously optimistic but skeptical of iraqi army capabilities. >> the troops are called advisers but we heard in barbara starr's report they are there for "force protection." so if they are called upon to protect the force, doesn't that turn into combat? >> absolutely. there's two groups that are going up there, there's the people that are going to do the actual training and then there's a security element we call them force protection and those are going to be combat capable troops. they won't have a real combat role but if they come under fire they're going to fight back. so we do have combat troops there but they're not technically in a combat role. they're also provided air cover,
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apache helicopters watching them, plus you've got all the coalition air power in the area. so there could be fire fights around that airbase and i would expect isis will try and make an example of that by taking on the americans. we saw that video this morning and we've seen the threats from isis, they're spoiling for a fight with the united states because if they can deal us a blow, they think that that might break our resolve so i expect we're going to see a lot of action up in that anbar province. >> quickly, colonel, we are waiting to learn if al baghdadi, the head of isis was injured or even killed. if he is, what is the significance of that to isis? >> well, it are be a psychological blow but it won't really change what they're doing. isis has set themselves up as a state. they have a council of advisers, they have a succession plan, they've announced that quite some time ago. they have capable people ready to step in, there are two successors that could step in, both very qualified, both with
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the iraqi military senior military experience. so it won't change what isis is doing but it will be a psychological blow that the americans were able to do this. >> colonel francona, thank you for the information and thanks for your service, happy veterans day. >> sure, thank you. >> let's go over to chris. a wave of knife attacks has israel on edge this morning. palestinian attackers stabbing an israeli woman to death at a west bank bus stop just hours after an israeli soldier was stabbed to death in tel aviv. we get to nic robertson in jerusalem with the latest. to be clear, these are not being seen as ordinary crimes, right? >> reporter: they're not. at the same time, they're not -- the security advisers here tell us these are not being seen as an orchestrated set of attacks but certainly a sort of copycat effect here. additional security forces have been, israeli security forces are positioned in the west bank. in the last few hours a clash in the west bank what the israeli
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defense force described about 200 violent palestinian demonstrators inside a village, they say that a young man, young palestinian pointed a homemade gun at them. they fired a shot, there was a hit. we understand the young man, 21-year-old palestinian, was killed in those clashes, his body transferred to a hospital. so the tensions that are existing after these stabbings, after these sort of drivers who have been driving into people waiting at bus stops, all this is adding up to a very tense time and the concern is that this could potentially escalate and when you have situations like this young palestinian shot in the last few hours, all these things contribute to the tension, potential for escalation, chris. >> nic, thank you for the reporting. a new report details shocking medical errors by a new york city clinic that investigators say contributed to
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the death of joan rivers. the 81-year-old died after undergoing a cardiac arrest during a routine procedure on her throat. so how did things go so horribly wrong? here's cnn's jean casarez. >> reporter: a probe into the manhattan clinic where famed comedian joan rivers was treated before her death reveals that they made mistakes. 22-page report issued by the centers for medicare and medicaid services found a list of errors including a staff member snapping a photo of rivers while she was sedated violating the faculty's policy on use of personal cellphones in any patient areas. the cms report quotes that staff member as saying "maybe patient number one would like to see this in the roarry area." rivers' name is not mentioned in the cms report and cms would not confirm the person referred to only as patient number one is
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rivers. however the report matches the date, circumstances, and age of the late comedian. other disturbing details found the clinic failed to identify rivers' deteriorating vital signs and failed to consistently document the dose of the sedative propofol, failed to get rivers' informed consent for each procedure informed and failed to ensure she was cared for by only authorized physicians. yorkville endoscopy addressed the report in a statement "in response to the statement of deficiencies, yorkville immediately submitted and implemented a plan of correction that addressed all issues raised." melissa rivers' lawyers addressed the finding saying miss rivers is outraged by the misconduct and mismanagement now shown to have occurred before, during and after the procedure.
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now her lawyers say melissa working toward ensuring what happened to her mother doesn't occur with any other patient. jean casarez joins you now more details. one of the things that jumped out at me from the report the anesthesiologist wasn't monitoring the dose of sedation of the propofol? >> it's interesting, the anesthesiologist states "i would love to talk with you but my legal counsel tells me not to." it is also documented in the report the amount of propofol documented at the time of the procedure was 300 milligrams. later this afternoon around 2:30, the anesthesiologist changed the report said no, it was 180 milligrams. my finger pressed the button twice earlier today so that's wrong. at the same time in the afternoon the anesthesiologist wrote notes about joan requires' personal doctor that was there and performed two additional procedures that were not part of the procedure it was to be
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performed. additionally she wrote a handwritten note letter, the anesthesiologist, saying that the staff ent doctor, the staff doctor took photos during the procedure by his cellphone of a sedated joan rivers and her personal ent, photos plural, that's what the report says. >> that's what they had heard, a selfie taken, which is obviously not allowed, they were taking photos while she was under sedation. there were reports "she'll like this, she'll think it's funny" but that's against protocol. >> pulse 62, right before the procedure, that's normal, went down to the pulse at 47 and the procedure was still being performed and then after that, according to the report, her own personal ent doctor came in once again to do a procedure, then finally 9:28, 9:30, while that was being done they realized there was an issue. >> that's terrible. jean casarez, thanks so much for
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all of the information. >> that's the problem, it's not just the photo, they should have been monitoring other things at the time and now joan rivers is gone. >> absolutely. jean, thank you. keep us posted. let's bring in michaela for other news. >> 14 minutes past the hour. president obama is meeting with chinese president li jinping. the nations reached a deal to extend the time visas would be valid for visitors from both countries from a year to a decade. the president also had brief exchanges with russian president vladimir putin discussing iran, syria and ukraine. the captain of the south korean ferry that capsized in april has been faced to 36 years in jail. he had been facing the death penalty for jumping to safety leaving passengers stranded. prosecutors are not happy with the sentence. they say they will appeal. mcdonald's recalling more
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than 2 million hello kitty toys from happy meals because the whistles that come with the toy can pose a choking hazard to little ones. the fast food chain said two children have put those whistles in their mouths and coughed out pieces. one needed medical attention. the toys were distributed nationwide and in canada from october through the first week of november. check it out, here we go, a group of friends going spear fishing off the coast of beautiful santa barbara, california, come face to head with a hammer head shark. the close encounter was quite a rare one. the hammer head was said to be from some 500 miles away where you'd normally find one and from the looks of it not so friendly, probably because he was being poked with a spear. i would be cranky, too. >> yes, don't do that if you don't want to annoy a shark. >> how about getting out of the water. >> i don't think hammerheads are necessarily known to chomp on you? >> let's not test it.
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>> just give you a stern talking to? >> let's dangle your feet in the water and see what happens, chris. >> thank you very much, appreciate that. >> i like that suggestion. another top story we've been reporting for you this morning, rage is rising in mexico today as desperate families question the government's announcement that 43 missing college students were actually killed by a drug gang. why haven't the probable mastermind as they're called and his wife been charged? we'll take to you mexico. and the list keeps going, oregon, alaska, d.c., just voted to legalize marijuana. now listen to this, new york's police department is relaxing pot punishment. is this the right move? we're going to bring you the latest. there's a study. >> and we'll debate it. >> and a study. ♪
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demonstrations are not letting up in mexico, as families demand answers about the fate of 43 kidnapped students. perhaps even worse than the loss of their family may be the people who were behind it. cnn's rosa flores has the latest from mexico. >> reporter: more than 1,000 outraged protesters take to the streets of acapulco. facing off against law enforcement at the international airport. a show of defiance in response to the disappearance of 43 students in southern mexico, all 43 lives were abruptly interrupted by what authorities
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call an organized criminal ring involving the mayor, his wife, the police chief, and drug traffickers. the students were on this highway headed towards iguala, they belonged to an ale male teachers college that's known for protesting against the government. city mayor didn't want them in town and ordered the police chief to stop the students according to authorities. this is where the plot thickens. the last place these 43 students were seen alive. i want to show you this wall, because you can still see bullet holes, what federal authorities say could be possible clues of an ambush by local police who would later turn over students to a cartel. four days after the students went missing, officials say iguala's mayor and wife went underground because investigators were eyeing them. they evaded police for more than five weeks until they were finally arrested.
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federal authorities say that three cartel members confessed to driving up this road which leads to a public dump for fercula a nearby city, driving two trucks filled with about 40 people. then federal authorities say that the bodies were dropped to the bottom of this pit and set on fire. video confessions released by federal authorities revealed the remains were placed in plastic bags and taken to the river. according to authorities the suspects came to this river and emptied out most of those black plastic bags except for one. that one was found sealed. according to officials the remains are an advanced state of decomposition and i.d.'ing them will be difficult. >> rosa, we know that the protests have gotten worse in acapulco. they shut down the airport for several hours.
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how are authorities responding in terms of finding a way to calm down the situation? >> reporter: you know, what we have found is that in some ways authorities are actually standing back. we were at a checkpoint that these students set up a few days ago and we literally saw the military rather than going through the checkpoint that these students had set up, they went around the checkpoint. so what we've seen is that they really do not want to confront these protesters because to be quite frank, these protesters mean business. we've seen them burn cars, a few days ago burning the door of the national palace, and they've been marching and they have told us, chris, clearly, the spokesperson that they plan to get more and more radical. >> 74 people have been arrested we heard. you were mentioning in your reporting about video confessions. what about prosecutions? what's going on?
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>> reporter: the mayor and his wife have been in custody for about a week. they're being questioned. it's important to note that they have not made a public comment about their side of the story. what they're saying, we have of course know that authorities have said three times now that someone has been arrested, that they have confessed that these students are dead and that remains have been found, but in at least one case, chris, they determined that the dna evidence was for a family, and so there's a lot of skepticism and there is no word yet on charges for these 74 people, especially people looking at those two very important people, which are the mayor of this particular town, which authorities say are the possible masterminds of this painful mystery for these families. >> justice delayed is often justice denied and you have the need for closure for these families. so many kids involved in this.
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rosa, thank you very much for the reporting from mexico. alisyn? let's talk about legalizing pot. five states have already done it. now new york city will give pot smokers tickets instead of arresting them. we will debate the pros and cons of legalization. stick around for that couch conversation. plus, should you be thrown in jail for feeding the homeless? no, i'm not taking pot right now, this is real. it's going on in a florida community. we'll talk to the mayor of ft. lauderdale and find out why going after people feeding the homeless is part of the solution. >> did you just say taking pot? >> what did i say? maybe i am high. i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got 8 grams of protein. new ensure active clear protein. 8 grams protein. zero fat. ensure. take life in.
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killing an us railie soldier earlier in the day. president obama is meeting with chinese presidentley jinping this morning in beijing. the president has had brief exchanges with rush president vladimir putin at the apec summit with iran, syria and ukraine among the items they discussed. new york dr. craig spencer being discharged from the hospital today. health officials say he is ebola free, no longer a threat to the public. that means, there are no known ebola cases in the u.s. right now. today we honor america's veterans with president owe ba in in china, vice president joe biden will take part of the traditional veterans day observan observance, he'll lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. visit newdaycnn.com for the latest. chris? it is time for "impact your world." it's veterans day and you should know the battlefield is not the only threat to our fighting men and women. at least 22 veterans commit
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suicide every day. former marine mike scottie is trying to bring those numbers down and he has an important message to share with you on veterans day. >> my name is mike scottie, i'm a former marine who out if as part of the initial invasion in iraq in 003. i happened to have a video camera with me and videotaped what was going on. the car ran the road block and the marines had no choice but to light it up. turned out to be a father and his baby girl. when i first got home i went down a hole, started spiraling down and almost all the way. the first couple of months was garden variety depression and then i started to become angry. angry that your friends are getting killed or wounded over there and angry the country sacrifice for sometimes seems to forget it's fighting a war. you start having the thoughts what are you going to do? am i going to kill myself, am i going to join up and go on active duty and go back to the war and try to get myself killed? when it started to come together
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as a film and it was a rough cut and i saw other veterans see it, and i watched them watching it and it really, really started to click for me was that this wasn't just my story, this was everybody's story, every veterans story. sorting out what you experienced over there can feel like it's impossible. you live in a sort of limbo where everything gravitates towards uncertainty, chaos, and disorder. i realized that there was a lot of people out there who are sad or suffering or keeping these feelings inside of them. the advice that i would give to veterans, call your buddies, write about it, do something crea creative. if you think you need help, ask for it. >> when they ask, they need to receive that help. if you want to donate to help veterans or you or anyone you know is struggling with pts go to cnn.com/impact. cnn.com/impact and you'll get a list of people who can help. we want to show you right now a picture of the live picture of the tomb of the unknown soldier,
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always someone standing watch. vice president biden will be placing a wreath there, just one of the ways that we hope that people reach out to veterans and honor their service and to their families as well on this day. >> looks like a beautiful morning there in arlington. sunny skies, looks great. with the number of states allowing marijuana expanding, new york city is now going to allow its police to change their approach to punishing those who carry pot. should marijuana be legalized? what could the fallout be of taking pot, as chris call it? we'll break all that down. here is something that will certainly be controversial. it is against the law to feed the needy in parts of one florida community. sounds absurd but it is not. it is true, they are saying this is part of the problem and part of the solution. we're going to have ft. lauderdale's mayor on and we will test him. please join us. [ male announcer ] at northrop grumman,
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arrested, even for the smallest possession of marijuana, it hurts their chances to get a good job. it hurts their chances to get housing. it hurts their chances to qualify for a student loan. it can literally follow them the rest of their lives. >> colorado, washington, oregon, alaska, and washington, d.c., have all legalized marijuana but a new study finds that prolonged pot use changes the development of the user's brains especially young people. we'll show you what their brains look like. >> the question on the table, should marijuana be legalized? here to discuss cnn medical analyst dr. alexander van tulleken and paul callan. let's start with the medical. how bad is this for you? this is oregano by the way. this is 25 grams, this is what they're saying equates to personal use so if you get arrested with this on you, you
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won't get arrested, you get a ticket or summons. . >> the question of how bad, distinguish between how wad it is for users and empbts and within users physical harm, social harm and psychological harm. we need a lot more data on ka in a cannabis. it's less harmful than alcohol and less than tobacco as well. >> hold on, talking about the legal ramifications about this, the new study shows it does affect users brains even more so than we may have known. let me show you your brain on drugs if i may, doctor. the lower line here is a pot smoker's brain and the top one is a non-user's brain. what do you see the difference? show us what we're looking at. >> what you're looking at is a region of the brain the ok
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sipical frontal cortex which governs behavior, addiction, reward seeking behaviors. in the study the pot smoker's behavior, the frontal cortex is smaller but the crucial thing is, this is a cross-sectional study. this region of the brain is smaller in pot smokers. we don't know whether that's because people who have a smaller region in that bit of the brain choose to smoke more pot or whether the pot smoking causes it. we've got association not causation. and the study, this is a lovely bit of science. it's really clear but all the reporting that says pot smoking shrinks your brain this is not what you get from the study. it doesn't tell you pot is dangerous. it doesn't tell you what the changes occur. it says here is a bit of the brain that is really important to study if we want to know more about it. >> what is the problem of legalizing it? >> we've experimented with colorado, with the state of washington. my own personal view is we should let those experiments run for a little while, see what the impact is on society.
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however we're on a fast track here to legalization nationwide. we saw what happened in washington, d.c. i've got to tell you, chris, even here in new york when i started out as an assistant d.a. back in the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll '70s, the rule that we had in the d.a.'s office when i was a prosecutor, we called it the ten-pound rule. >> you were in brooklyn, though. >> that's right, ten pounds or less you know what would happen in arraignments? the dew point a.s would dismiss the charges. we had too many murders, rapes, robberies to deal with than bother with marijuana. then crack came along. >> they said making these cases they overwhelm us. we want to focus on higher value crimes but a lot of people say this leads people into higher value addictions. >> well that's the argument for legalizing it, it doesn't clog up the prisons with low-level pot smokers but the argument i would say against legalizing it is the brain argument we were talking about. because that area of the brain,
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that region is responsible for reward and what it says it does is it helps us all determine what is good for us, if you're toying with that part of the brain as a teenager, couldn't that be dangerous? >> i would absolutely, there's no question that almost all the drugs we use are bad for us overall, very few would say this is good for you. this is less dangerous than other more popular drugs. when we talk about legalization it doesn't have to pass the test of being safe. it has to pass the test how do we reasonably behave with other substances. alcohol raises your risk of cancer, heart disease. it's terrible for you, increased domestic violence,er possible way alcohol harms users more. >> is the weed they're making now the thc content so high, that's the active chemical ingredient, is it addictive? >> it's less addictive than alcohol and less addictive than tobac tobacco. you see dependence with regular use but not as much as other
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drugs we regulate less. >> the biggest argument in new york city, it stigmatizes young african-american and hispanic youth who tend to be the majority who get arrested. they have a tough enough time getting jobs, we don't have to compound it when they have a small amount of marriage maurij. >> why are those the kids getting arested because they're not the only ones smoking weed. what do you think happens it passes the test, do you think it will be made legal? >> for me whether or not it's going to happen i don't know. for me i would make it legal and reduce the social harm, it makes the users safer, stops them in almost every way it seems to me legalization is better medically and socially. >> paul you say wait a little while? >> i think good public policy would suggest white a while. it's a great thing about federal. let the cities and states test something, see if it works, see
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if it affects kids in a bad way. that's the sensible way to go. i think politically we're rolling toward legalization in a loft the big cities and states. i think this train is out of the station. >> we'd love to hear what you have to say about this. we're both on twitter and facebook, the comments are already pouring in to my twitter feed about what we should do about pot. thanks, guys. helping feed the needy, it could land you in jail. florida law bans people from giving food to the homeless in outdoor public areas and coming under fire so we'll talk live with ft. lawsuiter dale's mayor who says the rules should benefit those living on the streets. my name is david granillo,
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a ft. lauderdale city ordinance is sparking outrage not just there but across the country. it's now illegal to feed the homeless in outdoor public spaces and the law is being enforced. there are arrests. in fact one person arrested is a 90-year-old man named arnold abbott. he is 90, like i just said. he's been serving meals to the homeless for decades and now faces jail time for doing it. take a little listen. >> it's our right to feed people. it's the first amendment right and i believe in the fatherhood of god and the brotherhood of man and we should be allowed to feed our fellow man. >> let's bring in the mayor of ft. lauderdale, jack syler. that is not a good image for you and public policy, having a 90-year-old guy who believes in the brotherhood of man being arrested for feeding the homeless. why are you doing this? >> well, one, he was not arrested and taken into custody,
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so that is one of these kind of items that go by rolling, it's not accurate. secondly, it is not illegal to feed in public in ft. lauderdale. we actually expanded the number of feeding locations in the city of ft. lauderdale i think when these new stories broke nobody actually read the ordnance, they went off sound bites and headlines so i'm glad we're getting the opportunity to clear it up. over the last three days i've received thousands of e-mails apoll jizing for the misinformation out there. >> what is the rule? . >> the rule is that we have created zones in the city of ft. lauderdale to disperse the feedings but increased the number of areas you can feed the homeless. we've now opened up every house of worship in the city of ft. lauderdale as a legal place to feed the homeless. what the news nationally did covered last sunday are old abbott fed the homeless at a local church without incident. we were pleased, he was pleased. so the rule as i've stated has been misstated by the national
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press and the national media. you can feed in the city of ft. lauderdale. there are more locations with the new ordinance than before. there are distances between the feedings. we created a zone where there needs to be 500 feet between the feedings in order to disperse the feedings and not have an overwhelming impact on any one neighborhood or area. now it's spread out throughout the city. there are numerous churches complying with the law, numerous charitable organizations and not-for-profits complying with the law. they're pleased with the new law because we're feeding more indoors, we're having a greater impact on the homeless, we're assisting the homeless and like i said with the earlier story about us arresting a 90-year-old man was not accurate. he was not arrested and taken into custody. he and i did a sell vision show sunday. we have done more for the homeless than any community in south florida. we opened a homes assistance center, expanded it expanded the benefits of the program. >> how does this help the homes?
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>> this allows the homeless to be fed in a more safer, secure, sanitary fedding, in more locations, not less locations. it allows our homeless outreach officers, the oenlt city in south florida that has two full time homeless outreach officers. >> why don't you want them being fed anywhere? >> we do. >> no, anywhere. you can feed them anywhere you want. >> i think you were just starting to say we want them fed like human beings so we're setting up areas to feed the homeless in a safe, sanitary way to assist them and there are homeless outreach officers also using that opportunity to find out are we dealing with veterans who we have the most progressive program in the state to get veterans off the street. >> right. >> dealing with victims of domestic violence. our goal is to assist the homeless. we did a comprehensive program, all the experts came out and said this is the right way to approach it. it is a very compassionate, kind way to approach it and by the way, let me state for the record, arnold abbott the
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90-year-old gentleman you saw is a kind, compassionate good man. >> nobody is going to disagree with you about that. >> i agree. we want him to continue to feed the homeless in ft. lauderdale, want to continue to assist the homeless, just in the proper location and he did it already. last sunday showed he can do it. >> right. look, it's not hard to do. you're feeding the homeless. the problem is not enough people want to do it. we're supposed to be encouraging people to help the homeless, and we don't want people to hide the homeless and the concern about something hike this, it seems you're trying to get the homeless out of certain areas maybe they're unsightly, maybe the community doesn't like it, maybe there's a little nimby action going on, that's what he it smacks of. >> that's absolutely inaccurate and another situation where something has been repeated incorrectly. they're allowed in every single public park and still in every public park. they're allowed throughout downtown and still throughout our downtown. we are working in an area to provide feeding locations that
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disperse them from a specific area that got overwhelmed. there was a woman's cl unin a downtown park that essential will i had to shut down because of issues with public urination and public defecation, the park was overrun. the thought was we'll continue to feed the homeless in downtown but spread them a couple blocks. the location where the food was prepared and the location where the food was cooked was a legal feeding location just a few blocks away. >> i hear you, mr. mayor. >> the national media has been frustrating because everybody here locally supports this ordinance and understands that this say comprehensive approach to assisting the homeless and like i said, we are the most progress sufficient city out there in terms of it. now that the new information got out, all weekend long it was just we apologized for the incorrect reporting. >> i don't poll jiz because i wanted to give you the opportunity to clarify yourself because the priority is making sure that the homeless are helped and treated with dignity and if that's what you're saying that you're doing, then it's good to have you on the show to get the message out. mr. mayor, i appreciate it.
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good luck with taking care of the homeless. >> happy veterans day to all those veterans out there. appreciate your service >> a lot of the homeless are veterans so they need our help. >> he explained exactly what the city is doing, that was helpful. some of the most beautiful brides to be you'll ever see, a special veterans day edition of "the good stuff" coming up. while every business is unique,
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